It's been an amazing few weeks for me and my family. If I could sum up what I'm feeling in one word, it would be: gratitude. I just finished my fourth and final youth conference of the summer. I always struggle to find words to express that experience: awesome, life-changing, unforgettable. Even though the theme and [...]

"My old heart that loved sin died 2,000 years ago." I was mentoring a friend through a bible-study designed for people with addictions (settingcaptivesfree.com,) and that phrase jumped of my computer screen and pierced my heart. It was a reflection on the famous words of St. Paul, "I have been crucified with Christ, yet I live, [...]

  Today is the feast day of one of my favorite saints, St. Maria Goretti. As a young man, I had two medals on my scapular: one was St. Joseph, and the other was St. Maria Goretti. Her story of purity, faith, and forgiveness is one of the most inspiring stories of a teenage saint [...]

It was the summer of 1994 when I first set foot on campus at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. I had been hired to speak at a Steubenville Youth Conference, something I hadn't even heard of until a few months before. At that time I had been playing concerts and working at an improv comedy [...]

Last weekend I had the chance to worship with two thousand teenagers from across the country to came to Franciscan University for the first summer youth conference! It was an amazing weekend, and I was so grateful to be a part of it! For those of you who were there, I'm praying for you. To [...]

Friends, I'm proud to announce my newest CD: The Gospel Accordion To Bob Rice. Or at least I'd like to announce the idea of it. It doesn't yet exist. I was planning on recording it a few months ago, but then the medical bills came in. Some were for good reasons (new baby girl Rice [...]